SolidCAM®, the leading and fastest-growing CAM system running in SolidWorks® 3D CAD software and ModuleWorks, the leading supplier of CAD/CAM components for 5-Axis machining are celebrating 5 years of successful partnership. 5-axis Machining is widely used in the metalworking industry for applications such as Turbine Blade Milling, Impeller Milling, Port Machining and complex Moldmaking.
Way back in 2003, SolidCAM realised the growing demand for 5-axis Machining. Given the technical challenges involved and SolidCAM policy of aiming to provide best-in-class solutions wherever possible, it was decided to partner with ModuleWorks. Initial integration and training built up to the official launch of the simultaneous 5-axis module in SolidCAM2004 R9. The initial reaction from resellers, customers and prospects was very positive and SolidCAM today is at the cutting edge of 5-axis Machining technology. Over the last 5 years SolidCAM has become established as a major player in the 5-axis machining market. Meanwhile SolidCAM expanded its 5-axis technology and added support for additional applications including 5-axis Wood manufacturing, 5-axis trimming, 5-axis drilling and 5-axis laser cutting.
Back in 2003, ModuleWorks was a young company with some highly advanced technology, but only a handful of partners to make this technology available to users. Over the last 5 years, ModuleWorks has grown steadily to a position where it is used by 50% of the leading CAM vendors and has a team of over 30 developers. ModuleWorks Managing Director, Yavuz Murtezaoglu says, “As one of our earliest partners, we have always worked very closely with SolidCAM. Their input and support has helped ModuleWorks 5-axis develop into the powerful software that many people benefit from today”.
Dr. Emil Somekh, Managing Director of SolidCAM, states: "In a field as technically challenging as CAM, it is impossible to be the masters of everything. Therefore, at SolidCAM we try to select and integrate the best technology available from specialist development companies. 5-axis machining is one of those areas where a specialist supplier is able to provide a much more powerful and complete solution than could possibly be developed in house. I believe our results over the last 5 years show the success of this policy."
ModuleWorks is a software component provider for the CAD/CAM industry. ModuleWorks’ expertise in 5-Axis simultaneous machining is recognised throughout the CAM industry and its software components for machining and simulation are used by more than 50% of the leading CAM vendors. ModuleWorks 5-Axis software has been used to manufacture complex 5-axis parts for more than 12 years and now has over 4,000 users worldwide.
Founded in 1984 by its Managing Director Dr. Emil Somekh, SolidCAM provides manufacturing customers with a full suite of CAM software modules for 2.5D and 3D Milling, High-Speed Machining, Multi-sided Indexial 4/5 axes Milling, Simultaneous 5 axes Milling, Turning, Turn-Mill up to 5-axes and WireEDM. SolidCAM has the Certified Gold-product status from SolidWorks and provides seamless, single-window integration and full associativity to the SolidWorks design model including parts, assemblies and configurations. SolidCAM has today more than 13,500 seats installed. The company has been on a very rapid growth path since it implemented the SolidWorks integration strategy with annual growth rates over 30%. SolidCAM is sold by a worldwide reseller network in 46 countries.